What's the best way to angle the iPad pro on a desk?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by EdisEdward, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    currently I just have the silicon case with no keyboard case or Smart Cover. So currently I am just typing on the iPad flat on the desk or watching movies while holding the iPad. But these are not optimal conditions. Amy recommendations? Thinking of getting the Smart Cover or the smart keyboard just so I can tilt my iPad.... Does the smart keyboard even have the ability to tilt the iPad at an angle without the keyboard up front ?
  2. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I'd try a third party smart cover type case from Amazon first. If you don't need a keyboard, I wouldn't spend $169 for the Smart Keyboard just yet.
  3. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2008
    Washington, DC
    It's why I have the Smart Cover.

    Also why I explicitly do not have the keyboard, which only props up in the elevated position and not the mildly angled lower position available with the regular cover.
  4. EdisEdward thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    There are two angles u can use for the Smart Cover , correct?
  5. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    The Smart Cover for the iPad Pro seems to be much more expensive than that for the iPad Air so my iPad Pro is still bare at the moment, I use the trusty Twelve South Compass (from the iPad 1 era) when I need to prop it up. But the angle and stability is not good... so I think I anyway need to buy a Smart Cover.
  6. mpetrides macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2007
    I've been using my IPP with a Belkin stand that closely resembles the color and styling of Apple devices and has multiple display angles. When I need a keyboard, I'm using an Apple Bluetooth keyboard. This will, of course, change when my Apple Keyboard Cover arrives today.
  7. malandra macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2003
    I'm using a rain design iSilder with my vaguely cracked iPad4. It's a great portable solution that I use to create a sort of analog word processing experience with a mechanical keyboard.

    I'm going To be emailing them today to see if it will safely hold the IPP.
  8. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
  9. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    i actually haven't. i was on the brink of ordering it until i discovered i couldn't see how the smart keyboard can be used in conjunction with it.
  10. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
  11. PattyMc macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    Very nice cases...very expensive but looks like you get what you pay for! I am going to save for the Premium Leather Briefcase, my IPP is begging for that home, lol!
  12. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    I have a stand I got through the Evernote store that holds it at a closer to upright angle on my desk. It has provisions to plug in the charger in Portrait mode too. But if you have a cover that is too thick it does not sit in it so well. But for more regular use without a cover as extension of your workspace it is pretty good.
  13. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    I had that stand, and from my experience it doesn't stay attached to the iPad Pro for more than an hour before it peels off. I think the weight of the Pro is too much for it to handle. The company claims that it works with the iPad Pro, but I doubt they've fully tested it. There's a reviewer on Amazon that notes the same thing.
  14. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    In my studio I use the Twelve South ParcSlope stand as it provides a nice low angle for drawing. At home I usually have my iPP in my lap as I watch Netflix, etc. (soon to be joined by baseball).


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